November 28, 2015

Six Top Sources for Free Images, Video, and Audio | Cool Tools

Six Top Sources for Free Images, Video, and Audio | Cool Tools

A curated list of resources to help students find high-quality, copyright friendly media for use in projects or presentations.

SLJ Reviews TouchCast Video Creation App for iPad


Wouldn’t it be great for kids contemplating a visit to your library to take a video tour before walking in? You can produce this pretty easily with TouchCast, an app for creating video for the iPad, enhanced with linked content: photos, maps, polls, websites, and more. Our screencasts show you how it’s done.

John Green Tackles Copyright Via YouTube


Copyright law is complex enough, but throw in an instance of international remixing by nerdfighters, and you have a real mess. But in the hands of author John Green, it’s also the basis for a pretty cool video.

Annotate the Web with Popcorn Maker | screencast tutorial


Popcorn Maker, a tool for enhancing and remixing Web video from Mozilla, gets the screencast treatment by Linda W. Braun, who says the free, browser-based application would help librarians, both school and public, curate the Web.

A Video Hosting Solution for Schools


Under Common Core, students will be writing scripts, reviewing books, making public service announcements, and creating other content, all using video. For schools, this presents a technical challenge: Where to host all this video? SLJ columnist Christopher Harris has found a solution.

The Best Back-to-School Video Ever | Links of the Week

Mr. Sharp LOVES Reading600

Who needs coffee? If this bit of inspiration from teacher Colby Sharp doesn’t jump-start your day, nothing will. This among a mix of resources and links to mark the start of a new school year.

Making the Most of Video in the Classroom


From Vialogues and SynchTube to TED-Ed, free tools for hosting conversation around videos.

Seven Top Trailers to Hook Kids on Books


The best examples in the genre, for readers K-12, cited in the School Library Journal feature story “The Big Tease: Trailers are a terrific way to hook kids on books.”

Taming that ‘Monster of Content’ YouTube


Joyce Valenza’s tips on using the latest tools to help conference presenters and educators better use the video resource.

YALSA Offers Video Training on Teen Services


Ready to glean some ideas for working with teens? Check out YALSA Academy, a free online collection of training videos sponsored by the Young Adult Library Services Association.